Screening existing FDA-approved drugs leads to new treatments for pediatric cancer

When a cancer patient survives five years from the end of treatment, most medical teams consider it a success. However, for some pediatric brain cancers, being disease-free at five years does not equal a cure. “For a long time, we thought that surgery and radiation were pretty good treatments for ependymoma…until we realized that patients’…


artma 2020 Kid Art

artma exists because there are kids who are battling every day to survive. For each artma, Patricia Mowry, the Creative Arts Therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, coordinates an art project with kids in treatment in the Pediatric Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. This year, 25 kids, teens, and young adults participated by creating a drawing of…


New cancer drug shows promise in treating deadly pediatric brain tumors

High-grade glioma (HGG) is the leading cause of cancer death among children. HGGs are fast-growing tumors in the brain or spinal cord that arise from glial cells. Glioblastoma (GBM) and diffuse midline glioma (which includes most diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas or DIPGs) are two types of high-grade glioma most often seen in children. Led by…


Ferrari of Denver and Local Boy Scout Team Up for 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

One of our favorite events of the holiday season Ferrari of Denver‘s Annual Holiday Toy Drive! We are so grateful to have been invited to participate in FoD’s 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive again this year! As an added bonus for this year’s event, Tristan Williams, a 17-year-old high school student from Bailey, Colorado and…


Teenage cancer survivors advocate for childhood cancer awareness at state and national level

Hannah and Gabe are teenage survivors of medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer that is found primarily in kids. Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor found in children, accounting for about 20% of all pediatric brain cancers. Prior to being diagnosed with cancer at age 12, Hannah was a huge athlete, competing in…


Your support is helping speed up the search for genetic causes of pediatric brain cancer

There are three traditional treatments for cancer: Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. But now a golden age of cancer research driven in part by new technologies and seed grant funding made possible through your support is not only adding new cancer treatments, but entirely new classes of cancer treatments. One of these new classes is targeted…


Research made it possible to find “miracle” drug to treat pediatric brain tumor with unique genetic mutation

Thanks to kids’ cancer research, a little boy named Eli is getting back to a more normal life as a four-year-old. It was late March of 2017 when Eli’s parents noticed he was having problems with his left arm. Eli, just about two-years-old at the time, was a lively and active boy, always playing with…


World Cancer Research Day

[Dr. Sidney Farber] was convinced that the only thing standing between science and a cure for cancer was sustained research, sufficient funding, and the national will to bring it about. [1] When he was a pathologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in the mid-1940s, nearly all children with leukemia died — often painfully and within weeks…


artmore 2019

The pristine SPACE Gallery was home to the artmore opening reception on Friday, February 1. SPACE Gallery owner and curator Michael Burnett selected three local artists who participated in artma 2018 to display their work in artmore 2019. The exhibition runs through February 16 at SPACE Gallery. The featured artists include: Jan R. Carson Jeffrey…


A letter from the Petroff Family

Hello Grace’s Race Families and Friends! Happy 2019 to all our amazing supporters. Thanks to you, over the last six years Grace’s Race has raised more than $258,000 to support life-saving kids’ cancer research at Children’s Hospital Colorado! It has been quite a year for the Petroff Family! We are so happy to share that…